Pharmacy Technology

Program Description: The Pharmacy Technology degree is designed to provide an individual with the entry level skills required for success in a retail pharmacy or a hospital-based pharmacy department. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and replacement. Graduates are prepared to function as pharmacy technicians in positions requiring preparations of medications according to prescription under the supervision of a pharmacist.

Student Learning Outcomes:
•  Students will accurately process patient prescriptions using pharmacy management software.
•  Students will prepare an IV admixture by reconstituting a powdered medication.
•  Students will create and present a Patient Care and Education project on a disease state and the medications used in treatment.

Length of Program: Two (2) semesters of prerequisite courses found in the Health Care Science, TCC; Three (3) semesters of occupational courses.

Cost of Program: Click Here.

Entrance Dates:  No longer admitting students.

Program Admission: Program closes Fall of 2014.

Entrance Requirements: No longer admitting students.

Age: Applicant must be 18 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis. 

Advisor: A advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Additional Requirements: American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR Certification, a complete physical examination, drug toxicology, and criminal background check prior to clinical education component of the Pharmacy Technology program. (At student’s expense)

Note: Before participating in clinical rotations, pharmacy technology students must register as a pharmacy technician with the Georgia Board of Pharmacy.

Note: Those who have been arrested/convicted of a moral and/or legal violation of the law may not be granted permission to participate in clinical rotations and take the national certification.

Program Final Exit Point: Pharmacy Technology, Associate of Applied Science.  Eligible to sit for the national certification exam given by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.

Credits Required for Graduation: 65 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation



Credit Hours

1. General Core Courses 15
  Area I: Language Arts/Communication 3
    Required Course(s):
    ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric  
  Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
  Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics 3
    Required Course(s):
    One Mathematics Course
  Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts 3
  And one additional course from Area I, II, III, or IV (as approved by program advisor) 3
  General Education courses and electives for the Associate Level can be found on this page.  
2. Occupational Courses (50 hours)
  ALHS 1040 Introduction to Health Care 3
  ALHS 1090 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences 2
  BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
  BIOL 2113L Anatomy and Physiology Lab I 1
  BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
  BIOL 2114L Anatomy and Physiology Lab II 1
  COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
  PHAR 1000 Pharmaceutical Calculations 4
  PHAR 1010 Pharmacy Technology Fundamentals 5
  PHAR 1020 Principles of Dispensing Medications 4
  PHAR 1030 Principles of Sterile Medication Preparation 4
  PHAR 1040 Pharmacology 4
  PHAR 1050 Pharmacy Technology Practicum 5
  PHAR 2060 Advanced Pharmacy Technology Principles 3
  PHAR 2070 Advanced Pharmacy Technology Practicum 5